Phil + SB -Reply

Chris Burford cburford at gn.apc.org
Sat Apr 15 10:35:01 MDT 1995


                                Yes
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 > From owner-marxism at jefferson.village.virginia.edu Sat Apr 15 02:16:10 1995
 > Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 19:01:57 -0600
 > From: Lisa Rogers <EQDOMAIN.EQWQ.LROGERS at email.state.ut.us>
 > To: cburford at gn.apc.org, marxism at jefferson.village.virginia.edu
 > Subject:  Re:  Phil + SB -Reply
 > Sender: owner-marxism at jefferson.village.virginia.edu
 > Reply-To: marxism at jefferson.village.virginia.edu
 >
 > Dear Chris B, with the bits below I agree entirely.  [but] You don't
 > really mean to say that everyone learns that same thing, do you?  I
 > mean, being interested in terms of knowing what is going on and
 > getting a hand in it is the only game in town.  And cooperation can
 > occur while simultaneously containing bits of jostling about and
 > elbowing for position.  And "enlightened self interest" or "helping
 > others in order to benefit oneself" is not taught in every home, and,
 > although clever, it is not always the most successful method of
 > getting something.  It depends on the circumstances, doesn't it?
 >
 > Just say yes and we can ring in a Mutual Admiration Festival.
 >
 > Lisa
 >
 > >>> Chris Burford <cburford at gn.apc.org>  4/14/95, 10:17pm >>>
 > ....
 > Perhaps we should revisit this another time, but I don't think people
 >  have to be got to be nice to each other. People interact all the
 > time,  mainly cooperatively. Even the arguments are usually about how
 > they are  co-operating.
 > ...
 > Even if "selfish" is changed to "self-interested",  people grow up
 > learning pre-consciously that the cleverest way to be self-interested
 > is to be interested in other people. Anyhow that's how I  think of
 > it.
 >
 > Regards,
 >
 > Chris
 >
 >
 >
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